Stephanie Gilmore won the Cascais Women’s Pro in Portugal last weekend. She beat Sally Fitzgibbons in the final and Stephanie Gilmore now sits in first position ahead of the final ASP Women’s World Tour event in Maui, Hawaii on November 22nd.
A quick stab at some foggy-headed Monday morning maths suggests it’s Steph’s to lose and barring disaster it’s difficult to see anyone other than Steph or Sally taking the 2014 ASP Women’s World Tour Title. The reigning Champ Carissa Moore lies in fourth, but looks incredibly unlikely to give the home crowd they win they want next month in Maui. Check our maths here.
If Steph won an historic sixth title it would just be the most awesome and mind-blowing achievement, especially given the rollercoaster ride she faced following an attack by a stalker at her home in 2010, which she talks candidly about in the new film Stephanie in the Water. It’s showing at the London Surf Film Festival this Thursday, including a live Q & A with Steph herself and we urge you to be there or be seriously regretful!
Meanwhile here is Steph‘s best wave in the final at Cascais: